Federal Debt Limit Increase Passes – ORANGE COUNTY TRIBUNE


AN INCREASE AT THE FEDERAL The debt limit was approved on Tuesday by the US House of Representatives (photo Pexels).

A short-term increase in the federal government’s debt limit was approved by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, ensuring that the nation’s debts can be paid until December.

The $ 480 billion “increase” has already been approved by the Senate and will be signed off quickly by President Joe Biden, according to the Associated Press.

The vote was 219-206, depending on party lines. The deadline to increase the limit was Monday, October 18.

This move will now shift the battle to President Biden’s proposed $ 3.5 trillion package on the social safety net and climate change. According to the New York Times – due to some opposition from centrist Democratic senators – it may need to be reduced to $ 2 trillion to pass.

United States vs. Red States on Vaccination Mandates

A “VACCINE OR TEST” employee policy is controversial (Shutterstock).

In the lingering controversy over whether employees may be required to be vaccinated against the coronavirus intensifies this week.

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Monday to block President Joe Biden’s earlier order that companies with 100 or more employees enforce a requirement for inoculation or weekly testing for COVID-19.

“No entity in Texas can compel an individual to receive a COVID-19 vaccine… who opposes such a vaccination,” Abbott wrote. The Arkansas legislature has passed exemption legislation and more than a dozen states have announced plans to challenge Biden’s order in court.

Sports: Dodgers face Giants back to wall

After losing a pitching duel Monday to the San Francisco Giants 1-0 at Dodger Stadium, the Blue Crew face an inescapable situation tonight. Trailing two games to one, they need a win to match the best of five NHL division series and sent it to a decisive fifth game in the North. The Dodgers will send Walker Buehler to the mound and the visitors will start Anthony Desclafani. The match time is 6:07 p.m. We will publish the results later this evening.

Ducks ready to start: The Anaheim Ducks begin their 2021-22 season on Wednesday, hosting the Winnipeg Jets at the Honda Center. The Los Angeles Kings will start the season on Thursday, hosting the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

Weather: Towards a hot weekend

In the West Orange County area, windy days give way to a more summery experience. Wednesday should be sunny and warm with a high of 77 (53 overnight), then climb the thermometer to 80 degrees on Thursday and 89 on Friday. The heat will start to recede on Saturday to 87, then to 77 on Sunday. In the coastal areas of Huntington Beach, daily highs are expected to be four to seven degrees cooler.

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